Just a short comment on the current
COVID-19. The CDC recommendations about best strategies to
cope are good. Look after
yourself, EXERCISE, eat healthy, breathe, connect, and hope. Palmer Chiropractic Center recommends
the same…and adds see your Lynchburg
chiropractor for extra stabilization and balance!
Now, let’s look at exercise to not
only stabilize YOU and your fellow Lynchburg chiropractic patients during
times of stress as COVID-19 may provoking,
but exercise to stabilize your spine while and following your Lynchburg back pain episodes.
STABILITY AND BALANCE AND BACK PAIN
Stability and balance go together. Stability
refers to how balance is controlled. Reduced
balance control is linked with decreased
stability. Balance or rather a loss of balance or the sense of
stability is often noticed in or described
by musculoskeletal pain patients who have
back pain and neck pain. Therefore, Palmer Chiropractic Center watches
every chiropractic patient meticulously during
their entire visit door to door.
Observation is a valuable tool in the management of back pain and
related leg pain, Lynchburg neck pain and any related arm pain. Researchers
examined this topic of balance and its disruption, too. Recent
studies reported on patients’ gait speed, their “timed up and
go test” ability, step test and “sit-to-stand test.” Palmer Chiropractic Center is
fond of these tests. Some of our Lynchburg chiropractic patients
will be curious about what we’re examining
when we ask them to sit
in a chair and stand up from that position and note how long
it takes them to do it! We chiropractors are a funny
lot! Trials like these tell
your Lynchburg chiropractor a lot about your spinal condition.
Another analysis of similar studies reported
that manual therapy like spinal manipulation offered at
Palmer Chiropractic Center improved short-term stability measures. (1) Rest assured additional studies like these
are ongoing, and one specifically studying how Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction alters
these tests and ultimately the balance and stability of back
pain patients is in an initial clinical trial.
BALANCE AND FALLS
Many trials have already demonstrated
that many chronic musculoskeletal pain patients experience
falls and have balance issues. That is a big problem
for older patients with such musculoskeletal pain as they often
also have stiffer, less coordinated gait, and worse balance and
muscle strength. (1) Palmer Chiropractic Center urges
our patients to exercise for balance and stability.
EXERCISE FOR STABILITY AND BALANCE
The lumbar spine multifidus muscle is a
recognized and most critical stabilizer
for the spine. Soccer players know this! Researchers examined
their multifidus muscles during the soccer season. At rest
while lying down, these players’ multifidus muscle thickness decreased.
Those players with low back pain exhibited
significant change at rest. (2) Australian football players with low back pain
were to have the same issue while standing and at rest.
(3) Both studies saw that body composition and body fat and
mass were associated with the lumbar multifidus
muscle size. Palmer Chiropractic Center has some
exercise recommendations for our Lynchburg back pain patients to boost
their multifidus muscles and increase their sense of balance and
stability. Palmer Chiropractic Center is ready to show them
to you at your Lynchburg chiropractic visit!
CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Marc Baker on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. The value of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for back pain and neck pain
patients’ recovery is showcased.
Schedule your next Lynchburg chiropractic appointment
at Palmer Chiropractic Center today. Let Palmer Chiropractic Center be part of
your plan to maintain and enhance your
stability and balance throughout your back pain or neck pain episode…as
well as throughout this unusual time of coronavirus.